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Venezuela : Man 'dismembered and eaten by inmates' during Venezuela prison riot, father claims

The prison riots reportedly began when eight visitors and two guards were taken hostage over extreme overcrowding in the jail.
A father has claimed his 25-year-old son was brutally murdered and eaten by inmates during a month-long riot at a Venezuelan prison.

Juan Carlos Herrara told local media his son, Juan Carlos Herrera Jr, was stabbed, hanged, dismembered and then eaten at the Táchira Detention Center.

Mr Herrara’s son was jailed in 2015 for robbery and had become caught up in the prison mutiny, which reportedly began on 8 September when eight visitors and two guards were taken hostage over extreme overcrowding in the jail, the Telegraph reports.

According to reports, 350 men had been crammed into the detention centre, which has a capacity of 120.

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